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Applications for the NOC PTech Program due March 15

Northern Oklahoma College has announced an extension for this year’s applications to the Process Technology Program.

Students interested in the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa Process Technology Program focused on the Refining and Processing Industries have until March 15, 2024 to apply for the Fall 2024 semester.  Only students who fill out the on-line application will be considered.

Program manager Frankie Wood-Black said the program is limited to 24 students.  Wood-Black added the program is available to anyone interested in Process Technology, but they must fill out the application for this program, due to its high demand.

The review process begins in April, and applicants will be notified of the review process.  The application may be found at .

Once the program is filled for the fall semester, a waiting list will be maintained and individuals may be contacted prior to the beginning of the fall semester should an opening become available.

NOC also has a program designed for individuals seeking employment in the Renewable Energy Fields as well.  The Wind Technician program has been growing with many individuals finding employment prior to the completion of their degrees.  This two-year program does not require an application.  Dr. Wood-Black indicated that classes for this program are available for Spring 2024.

Courses toward either the Process Technology and Wind programs are available during each semester.

Please contact Dr. Wood-Black at or by calling 580-628-6440 if you would like more information about either of these programs.

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

Serving nearly 3,200 students, NOC is a public, two-year community college with locations in Tonkawa, Enid and Stillwater.  The college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

For more information about Northern Oklahoma College or giving to the NOC Foundation, please contact the development office at (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at